Some of my favorite quotes

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By Brenda Harrison

I’d like to share a few of may favorite quotes which I have been collecting, as I come across them.

This above all; to thine own self be true. Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it. William Shakespeare

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004).

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. William P. A. “Will” Rogers (1879-1935).

Today I shall behave as if this day will be remembered. Dr. Seuss

What if I had to live off of my own generosity? Roseanne responding to a blog on Facebook.

My soul rejoices in you God, not in my circumstances. A paraphrase of scripture

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. Mahatma Ghandi

“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” ­– Dave Willis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown (born in 1945).

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Stephen William Hawking, b.1942

“Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.” Journalist David Grayson

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta (born Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu; lived 1910-1997.

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” G.K. Chesterton

“Happiness starts with a smile” from a Coca Cola ad.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better, and your better is best. Jerome (c.  347-420).

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph John Campbell (1904-1987).

A friend is what the heart needs all the time. Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852-1933).

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.